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How to get Rails?

 
Joe Harry
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Do we need to have an internet connection to get Rails? I have Ruby on my system and planning to get Rails...but I don't have an internet? What can I do to get RoR running on my system?
 
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The usual way to get Rails is to install it through RubyGems:



But first you need to install RubyGems, of course. And both of these operations require an Internet connection. I'm not aware of a place where you could order RubyGems and Rails on a CD, for example.
 
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This is strange...Does this seem more like a restriction to use rails, we need an internet connection?
 
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Does this seem more like a restriction to use rails, we need an internet connection?


You don't need an internet connection to use Rails, you need one to get Rails.
 
Joe Harry
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To get rails needing an internet connection is also a bit more for me...They should somehow make it also an installable file which we can install offline...
 
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If you bear in mind that Ruby is a language and RoR is a framework based on that language it makes perfect sense. It's the same thing for every programming language. You'll get the compiler or interpreter and that's it. But you won't get farther than the basic "Hello World" app with it. You will need libraries and tools.

But to make your life easier, there is a package that contains everything to get yourself started.
http://instantrails.rubyforge.org/
http://locomotive.sourceforge.net/

One is for Windows and one is for OS X. The package contains even a web server and a database (Apache and MySql). If you install it you can start using it.

Hope it helps.
 
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